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Childers Eco-lodge

Apple Tree Creek, Bundaberg Area

Indicative Rate * AU$26 to AU$88

Childers Ecolodge offers unique affordable accommodation in a country setting, with beautiful bushwalks, birdlife, farm animals, campfire, and wildlife on-site.

Choose from furnished double Eco-tents, some with ensuite, or quad rooms with share facilities, and make use of the kitchen and television room. Set on 28 acres all rooms have views over the bush and open onto a patio. Relax and enjoy the peace and quiet, sit in a hammock by the waterhole, toast marshmallows on the campfire or go for a bushwalk.

Excursions and day trips are organised around the local area including Wine Tours, Lady Musgrave reef day trips, wildlife parks, bushwalking, mountain biking, national parks, heritage Childers town, a gourmet ice-cream factory, and unique museums. Easy access to white sandy beaches as well as the attractions of nearby Bundaberg and Hervey Bay including Lady Elliot Island and Lady Musgrave Island.

You will enjoy the beautiful clean facilities, service and a friendly welcome from your hosts who have travelled and worked in tourism. They aim to create a home-style feel for anyone after an affordable country experience holiday just four hours north of Brisbane, Queensland.

Internet Access

  • Free Wifi

Facilities

  • BBQ Facilities
  • Camp Kitchen
  • Car park
  • Communal Kitchen
  • Communal Lounge
  • Communal Refrigerator
  • Communal Shower
  • Games/Recreation Room
  • Gymnasium
  • Laundry
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Pets allowed, enquire on booking
  • Tour Desk

Activities

  • Birdwatching
  • Camping
  • Cycling
  • Hiking/Trekking
237 Stocks Road
Apple Tree Creek, Bundaberg Area
Queensland
Australia

Our Rooms

Quad share

Four-bed room with two sets of bunks. All rooms have a window with bush views, fan and natural ventilation, and open onto the patio.

Double Tent

Large permanent tent in private fenced area. Furnished with Double bed, linen, drawers, solar fan and light. Awning with table and chairs, clothesline. Private ensuite or shared bathroom. Shared kitchen facilities. Bush views.

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Mouth of Baffle Creek Conservation Park

Baffle Creek, Gladstone Area
Free Entry
Mouth of Baffle Creek Conservation Park protects the mouth of one of Queensland's few remaining undisturbed coastal rivers. The northern shore of the creek estuary features sandy beaches backed by low, open casuarina woodlands, with paperbark woodlands further inland.

Severance Shipwreck Dive Site

Lady Elliot Island, Bundaberg Area
Free Entry
Quite a few ships have come to grief on the fringing reef around Lady Elliot Island, but only one of these can be dived, the Severance. This fully intact yacht sank in 1998 and still has much of its rigging in place that is now covered in glorious soft corals.

Maori Wrasse Bommie Dive Site

Lady Elliot Island, Bundaberg Area
Free Entry
Maori Wrasse Bommie off Lady Elliot Island is named after the family of Maori wrasse that call the area home. The site is located 14 to 18 metres beneath the surface and is ideal for intermediate divers looking to explore - reef sharks can often be spotted patrolling the reef wall and arches near the bommie, and just north of the wall is Spiders Ledge, named for the number of shells that decorate the outcrop.

Lighthouse Bommies Dive Site

Lady Elliot Island, Bundaberg Area
Free Entry
Just off the western side of Lady Elliot Island is a group of small coral outcrops known as Lighthouse Bommies. Descend down the mooring line and drift onto the bommies to discover a vast array of marine life - batfish, stingrays, white-spotted shovelnose rays, green and loggerhead turtles, sea snakes, moray eels, coral trout, reef sharks, trevally, barracuda, and manta rays waiting to be groomed by cleaner wrasse.

Manta Ray Bommie Dive SIte

Lady Musgrave Island, Gladstone Area
Free Entry
Manta Ray Bommie is not just one coral head, but a collection of bommies off the western side of Lady Musgrave Island. These bommies come in a range of sizes, in depths from 12 to 20 metres, with the biggest ones decorated with gorgonians, soft corals and sponges.

Lady Musgrave Lagoon Dive Site

Seventeen Seventy, Gladstone Area
Free Entry
Lady Musgrave Island is accessible on a day trip from the Town of 1770. This lovely coral cay is surrounded by a long fringing reef, and has a large lagoon that is a popular diving and snorkelling site.

Entrance Bommie Dive Site

Lady Musgrave Island, Gladstone Area
Free Entry
Located at the entrance to Lady Musgrave Island lagoon, Entrance Bommie is a large blade of coral sitting in 22 metres of water. This elongated bommie is riddled with ledges and caves, which are usually overflowing with baitfish.

Second Reef Dive Site

Lady Musgrave Island, Gladstone Area
Free Entry
Located off the western side of Lady Elliot Island, Second Reef is a long ridge of coral that varies in depth from 2 to 12 metres. Lovely hard corals feature on this reef, but with many ledges and caves to explore it is always a fascinating dive.

Anchor Bommie Dive Site

Lady Elliot Island, Bundaberg Area
Free Entry
Lady Elliot Island has many wonderful dive sites, but one of its most impressive is Anchor Bommie. This tower of coral sits on the sandy sea floor at 21 metres and stands 10 metres tall, a very imposing sight.

Lady Musgrave Island Dive Sites

Bundaberg, Bundaberg Area
Free Entry
Lady Musgrave Island on the Great Barrier Reef is accessible from either Bundaberg or the Town of 1770. This 44 acre coral cay sits in a lagoon of approximately 3,000 acres with 14 world class dive sites:
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